speak up, i cant hear you!

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  1. Stephen B

    Stephen B Stunt Coordinator

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    one last question to all you smarties out there. why the hell cant i turn up the volume more then half way when im playing MP3's without fear of bleeding ears, but with DVD'd i have to turn it alllllllllll the way up, and its still only loud-ish.
    anyone got any ideas?
    steve
     
  2. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    Two words: dynamic range. Most music has its dynamic range compressed, to make it louder all the time. DVD movies are quieter on average, but can have loud peaks. You probably notice the same thing when playing CDs and DVDs on your home theater--if you put a CD on at the volume level you watch DVDs at you get your ears blasted off.
    Unless you listen to high quality CDs, such as those made by Telarc--these can have some wide dynamic range.
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  3. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    Or, another way of looking at it, your average music source has a volume range of 'light conversation' to 'shout' whereas a DVD has a range of 'silence' to 'jumbo jet taking off over your head and exploding.'
     
  4. CRyan

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    Unless your sound cards software has specific volume sliders for both MP3 and DVD. Look at your sound card software and make sure this is not the case. This all depends on how the computer is configured, but your CD volume could be down and the MP3 direct sound volume could be up.
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  5. Stephen B

    Stephen B Stunt Coordinator

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    thank you all very much for your replys, they have helped me greatly.
    steve
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